Canon selects Yusuke Mizoguchi to focus on UK and Ireland growth

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Canon has appointed Yusuke Mizoguchi as managing director of the company’s UK and Ireland region, responsible for boosting sales and building relationships with partners and customers.

Mizoguchi replaces Stephen Bates, Canon UK and Ireland’s former MD, who left the company last year to “explore new ventures.” He has been promoted less than a year after moving from Australia to Europe to head up Canon’s BIS business in the region.

During the 35 years he spent at Canon, Mizoguchi has fulfilled an extensive range of positions at the company, including most recently, Canon Europe’s head of business and information services (BIS) and project division.

He has also served as managing director of Canon Oceania, where he played a major part in acquiring Harbour IT and Converga and helped innovate various community and sustainability initiatives for the region.

Mizoguchi has been with Canon since 1985, when he joined the company as marketing coordinator of Canon Germany after graduating from university. Two years later, he was promoted to a manager of Canon Europe and continued his journey at the firm in various roles around the world.

“Yusuke brings invaluable regional sales experience to the team in the UK and Ireland,” Yuichi Ishizuka, president and CEO of Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa said. “His impressive track record and market knowledge will aid the team in its continued drive for best-in-class services and solutions for our customers and partners in 2019 and beyond.”

Clare Hopping
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